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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Highlights from @getgeekedNY #GetGeeked #Technology

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I guess it's fitting I'm watching Big Bang Theory as I sit here writing my recap of the Get Geeked Technology Showcase in New York City. I have always been fascinated with Science and Technology and when I get the chance to attend trade shows with a tech focus I'm all over it!

Even attending during Press Preview hours doesn't always guarantee that I can hit each and every vendor/exhibitor so I present to you the Brands at the show I actually had the opportunity to connect with.

This event is a bit more geared to the general public than it is to press to be completely honest, at least that is how it felt to me and other Digital Press who experienced a ton of chaos not only at check in but upon leaving also. The press were also treated like public enemy number one when we were leaving, apparently the gift bags were for the public not press. I guess if you are an NYC local who is not press you'll love this show! (If I decide to go back I will definitely go as 'general public' and not 'press'!)

Here are the brands I actually had a chance to speak with:

Bayan Audio at getgeeked NYC

I am waiting on a review unit from Bayan Audio and I definitely pre-tweeted them before I even arrived, as Audio is definitely #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ 's thing, I love the vibrant colors and thought the beach display was a cute idea as that is exactly where I like to take my portable speakers along with me!

I am also awaiting the press sample on the Blanc Spark Smart Watch as the team was kinda slammed when I got to their table, The founder is only 17 years old and the team of students have designed a watch that differs from other smartwatches in that it's mission is to 'keep you awake'. It uses real-time doze technology to detect when you are falling asleep and will gently vibrate to wake you back up. Students, Office Workers and narcoleptics who have trouble staying awake during the day would greatly benefit from this sleek simple technology!

FlyGrip at GetGeeked NYC

So you know what drew me in right? The Butterfly on the lower left of course! But why I stayed? The simple brilliance that is FlyGrip! I have review units on the FlyGrip and their cell phone case so they will be getting their own day in the sun in a separate post, but for those of you looking for stocking stuffers/holiday gifts NOW, this is perfect for literally everyone on your list that has a phone, and nowadays who doesn't right? The cool designs give it that individuality that will make teens go nuts for these, but the extra assurance that your less likely to drop your phone using a FlyGrip? PRICELESS!

gogo in flight wifi at Get Geeked NYC

I for one can never sleep on an airplane so being able to get work done or stream movies via gogo in flight wifi is absolutely perfect! From a one hour pass to a smartphone day pass, gogo's got you covered!

Phorus at Get Geeked NYC

Hoping for a chance to personally test these out as well but whenever there is Audio around you know I'm going to investigate! For any of my butterflies who haven't experienced whole home audio streaming wi-fi you may want to consider the Phorus system for it's ease of setup and it's clean sound.

shapeways 3D Printing technology at GetGeeked NYC

These 3D Designs by shapeways definitely made everyone stop and take notice! Imagine all the 3D Butterflies I can create with 3D Printing technology.

Sharp Aquos Television at GetGeeked NYC

The stunning clarity on this Sharp Aquos Television stopped me in my tracks, I am on the lookout for a new TV and this one is certainly one worth considering!

SlingTV from the makers of Slingbox at GetGeeked NYC

SlingTV from the makers of Slingbox, allows you to access the services you already pay for through a single interface - at home OR on-the-go on any device anywhere and anytime! Another great gift idea, this would make a great family gift, or perfect for that always on the go business traveler in your life!

American Pearl at GetGeeked NYC

American Pearl has actually been on my radar for awhile now so I was glad to be able to meet them in person at GetGeeked NYC. Hopefully we can have them do something fun here soon. I recently had my favorite strand of pearls pop on me (not theirs by the way!) and am on the hunt for something new as they are my favorite thing to pair with a classic tailored white blouse!

Martian Notifier Watch at GetGeeked NYC

I just received my press sample unit of the Martian Notifier Watch and will have a full review for you all very soon, but much like FlyGrip I wanted to be sure to put these on your radar for holiday gift shopping for their combo of smart and fashionable that works well for both men and women! The watch allows you to get notifications from thousands of apps, you can apply filters to allow only notifications that are important to you to show on your watch and you can remotely control your smartphone camera to snap a picture or to activate a three-second timer when composing a group photo or a selfie.

Additional Brands I didn't get to photo, but did get to meet:

Staples Connect, Lenovo and Amazon were so swamped so I didn't get great photos but I did want to mention that the Amazon Fire TV and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro were on display and I got to take a quick demo. The team from Boogie Board were there and I have met them at past events, most recently at Blogger Bash. dts Play-Fi offered great audio but sadly my photos were too grainy to use.

My Take;

I can't always travel to trade-shows so when local events offer me the opportunity to learn more about new products and meet great brands in a venue close to home it's always invaluable for me. There are some growing pains that need to be worked through in my opinion to make this a better experience, particularly for invited press, but that's par for the course for an inaugural event.

What Product featured above would you most like to try?

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided Press Access to GetGeeked NYC. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrating the #GreatestMom is Easy w/ Mother's Day Buying Guide Selections from @BestBuy + #TwitterParty!

#ad: Ascending Butterfly is a member of Best Buy's WOLF Blogger Program and this is a Sponsored Post. Compensation in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or product/services at no or reduced cost has been exchanged, as always, all opinions are my own!

The Latest and Greatest for Mom at Best Buy

Are you an On-The-Go-Mom? A juggler? Did you sign a new client, close several deals and still make it to soccer practice, the recital, or the school play without missing a beat?

Kids today are tremendously 'over-scheduled', and you know what that means? MOM IS TOO!

I am and always will be a Gadget/Tech Geek, don't let the Fashion and Beauty on these pages confuse you, When it comes to Electronics I always want the newest toy. What clothing stores were to my sisters, Electronics stores are to me.

I have vowed to turn my Mama Butterfly into a Gadget Loving Mom, and I've got a few ideas on Mother's Day Gifts to help over-scheduled Moms use technology to keep up with their 'extreme juggling acts' - The Best Buy Gift Center gave me some great ideas:

iconSamsung Galaxy S 5
You can press on the image above to get a Samsung Galaxy S 5 for your Mom!
Lenovo Yoga 2 Two-in-one 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop
Lenovo Yoga 2 - Two-in-one 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive (So I might want to keep this one for ME - Don't judge me! LOL)
Plantronics Voyager
Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset - Includes Charging Case with rechargeable battery, vehicle charger, micro USB cable, S, M and Large silicone ear tips and a clip on ear loop!

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose - QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones (Thought you'd like to know that 74 Best Buy Customers rated these a 4.7 out of 5 stars! Check them out!)

Studio C Hide N Chic Expandable Laptop Tote Bag
Studio C - Hide N Chic Expandable Laptop Tote Bag - Black - This is so New York Mom! I'm sure my Mama Butterfly would love to tote her tech in this HAUTE number! Yes Please!

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo 38765BBR battery
Quickly and easily recharge your cell phone, tablet or gaming device with the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo 38765BBR battery which features up to 6000 mAh capacity to keep your devices powered and ready for use.
HP Envy 120 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer
HP - Envy 120 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer - Not only does it print, copy and scan it also offers fast data transfer from a wireless connection. (Perfect in the kitchen to print out recipes when cooking 'large' family dinners' so mom doesn't haven't to worry about staining her tablet. Laminate the recipe page in plastic and you can use it multiple times!)

Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch with Heart Rate Monitor Gold/Brown Metallic - The Bluetooth interface lets you compatibility sync data with your Samsung Phone or Tablet and helps you monitor your fitness progress too!
But Wait There's MORE! A TWITTER PARTY!!!!

#GreatestMom Twitter Party

Best Buy is sending Ascending Butterfly to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta this week, and I will be sharing everything I learn with my butterflies of course, but I will also be co-hosting this twitter party! So please be sure to tweet me a hello and let me know you are on! Want to know what you can WIN?

Don't forget to RSVP! One of Four $25 Best Buy eGift Cards and Two Grand Prize Winners will win an Insignia Flex Tablet:

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I am always on the go, and having the right tools for the job is crucial for me. It's always driven me nuts that the only time people feature tech buying gift guide recommendations is for Dads or Graduates, Moms need and use technology too! Thankfully Best Buy has a little something for everyone!

Don't tell them you heard it here, but a little birdie told me this upcoming twitter party is NOT the only one, so stay tuned butterflies!

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What Best Buy Gift are you getting your mom for Mother's Day?

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FTC Disclosure: I am a Best Buy Brand Ambassador. This allows me to share information, sales, product reviews and deals on a regular basis! This is NOT a compensated post, I have not been compensated to share this event recap. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information. This post contains affiliate links.